by Frances P. on
Ive had some good times, and some bad times here, but you know what I like it here. You never know what youll end up with. Smells like grimey people and ocean and thats not a good mix though. I like the patio/smoking area- it really does get grime grime in there. Dislike, the whole upstairs downstairs bouncer at the stairs. The top could only accomodate so much that if you get stuck at the bottom when its at capacity, youll spend your whole evening trying to get upstairs, and if you for some reason are upstairs and go down stairs, you are fucked. If i came here once, and that was it, id probably hate this place, its one of those club venues you learn to love.
by Ashley B. on
So I have this fun habit of getting really anxious and awful feeling at shows sometimes. It happens to me WITHOUT FAIL at Mezzanine ( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...), and I'm pretty sure I've had at least one panic attack at most of the music venues/dance halls in the City. I could map them out with pins like sexual conquests, like in Gravity's Rainbow, but less sexy and less effed up, but probably more pathetic (+1000000000000000000 snob points for that one, btw.) ANYWAY, I think the only place left off that list would be Great American. I have never had a bad time here. Which is remarkable, given that this is the venue that I've seen the most shows at BY FAR. I think my love for this place comes down to: 1) Somehow it is never too ridonkulously crowded. Even when it is crowded, it never FEELS horribly crowded. Visibility of the stage is usually fine, no matter where you stand. I think the reason it never feels too crowded comes down to.... 2) The decor. It's got the whole lovely, guilded, ornate thing going on, which can make even the dingiest, unshowered hipster feel almost elegant. But it's ceilings are also REALLY high because of the balcony. So even when it's crowded it never feels stuffy. 3) The crowd never seems too douchey, or at least I have been lucky in this department. 4) There are two bars and two sets of restrooms. CLUTCH. 5) Really good acts come to this venue. And Golden Era is right down the street! However, I've never had the pleasure of doing the dinner ticket. ...oh hey, any takers? I'm, like, a really good conversationalist. And by "conversationalist" I mean kisser. BUT YOU HAVE TO BUY ME DINNER FIRST I AM A LADY AFTER ALL.
by Rocco Petersheim on
Very nice decor, especially the half moon lounge-type seating. The $10 cover ($5 if you are with a wedding party) is actually worth it if you catch the live band. Oddly enough they were playing classic and new hip-hop/dance music such as "This Is How We Do It" etc. The "bouncer"/crowd-control worker really loves his job and it shows. So, you better not loiter around a table or else...